When you roll the mouse over a preset, a configuration overlay (‘gear’) appears in its upper right corner.  Click this to display the PTZ Preset Editor (Figure 150).

Initially, preset icons display the default PTZ Canvas representation. When a live source is connected (and enabled in the PTZ tab of Input Configuration), click the Update Snapshot button to update the image using a grab from the live source after making desired adjustments.

Figure 150

Navigating the Preset Editor

While you will likely use the control surface joystick for most purposes during production (see Section 12.1.4, the canvas in the PTZ Preset Editor panel also provides ‘trackball-like’ control over pan and tilt for connected cameras using the mouse.  Simply drag horizontally or vertically on the canvas to pan or tilt.  The mouse-wheel provides zoom control. 

Hint: If no camera is connected, a virtual display updates to simulate rotation and zoom as you navigate, but you may well prefer to connect a camera and assign it to Preview, checking the output the camera on a larger monitor while making adjustments.

Camera Settings

Some further camera settings are grouped together just to the right of the Preset Editor’s Canvas.  The White Balance menu offers three options – Auto, Indoor and Outdoor.  (This is a global setting, and affects all presets for the selected camera.)

By contrast, the Focus setting, and the state of its Auto switch are stored individually in each preset.  This is also true for the Iris setting, and its Auto switch.

PTZ and the Control Surface

Pan, tilt, zoom control, and several settings for connected robotic cameras are also directly supported on several NewTek control surfaces.  See Chapter 21, Control Surfaces for details.


Sections 12.1.3 and Section 12.1.4

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